So they walked off together towards the spot where Chanticleer
had seen the light, and as they drew near it became larger and brighter, till they at last came close to a house in which a gang of robbers lived.
It now contained only Chanticleer, his two wives, and a solitary chicken.
The chicken crept through the pales of the coop and ran, with some show of liveliness, to her feet; while Chanticleer and the ladies of his household regarded her with queer, sidelong glances, and then croaked one to another, as if communicating their sage opinions of her character.
followed by a crow, as from some infernally-hatched Chanticleer
, apprising him under whose victorious fire he stands, he turns the corner into safety, and takes Durdles home: Durdles stumbling among the litter of his stony yard as if he were going to turn head foremost into one of the unfinished tombs.
And, like Chanticleer
at the sight of the sun, he flaps his wings and crows.
As I have said, I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer
in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.
In the porkers he saw carved out the future sleek side of bacon, and juicy relishing ham; not a turkey but he beheld daintily trussed up, with its gizzard under its wing, and, peradventure, a necklace of savory sausages; and even bright chanticleer
himself lay sprawling on his back, in a side dish, with uplifted claws, as if craving that quarter which his chivalrous spirit disdained to ask while living.
In fact USA coach Brian McDermott has already named a 23-man squad for the five-week tournament and France were scheduled to make an announcement by les Chanticleers
coach Aurelien Cologni at Barcares last night.
Mike Morrison was sensational in his first start of the season, helping the Chanticleers
(54-18) rebound from a 3-0 loss to the Wildcats in the opener.